Fontana

  1. INgrooves Fontana, PledgeMusic Aim to Redefine Album Releases With New Partnership

    July 19, 2012 6:05 AM EDT INgrooves Fontana has signed a deal with PledgeMusic that will provide the indie distributor's labels with a direct-to-consumer solution while also helping to transform the crowd-funding site into a new kind of retailer. INgrooves Fontana lab ...

  2. Backbeat: Fontana Hosts Event for NYC Labels, We're Late But Rock the Joint Anyway

    December 09, 2011 10:33 AM EST Retail Track likes to be everywhere but sometimes writing stories in the office is a time consuming process that takes precedence over sharing goodwill with the industry. But when events are just around the corner from the Billboard office at a pl ...

  3. Indie Shadoworld Signs With Fontana

    January 19, 2011 12:00 AM EST Shadoworld Records has signed an exclusive pressing and distribution pact with Universal Music Group's independent division Fontana Distribution Hollywood, Calif.-based Shadoworld is headed by CEO Julian T. Edwards, who told Billboard.biz exc ...

  4. Publishing Briefs: Spirit Music Group, Downtown, ASCAP

    November 24, 2009 12:00 AM EST --Spirit Music Group has signed a global, multi-year publishing administration deal with songwriter/artist Laurie Berkner, the children’s music performer. The deal marks Berkner’s first music publishing association since her debut, "What Do Y ...

  5. GrandVista, HiFive/Fontana Sign Distribution Deal

    March 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The GrandVista Music label, founded in Nashville in 2005 by veteran producer Paul Carrol Binkley and entrepreneur David Mastran, has signed a distribution deal with HiFive/Fontana. The label is preparing to launch a series of new releases that rep ...

  6. Fontana Inks Deal With McConaughey's j.k. livin

    February 18, 2009 12:00 AM EST Fontana has signed an exclusive distribution deal with actor Matthew McConaughey's recording label, j.k. livin. The first release under the deal will be reggae artist Mishka's debut album, "Above The Bones," released Feb. 17, w ...

  7. Fontana Takes Cooperative Route

    October 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group's independent distribution arm Fontana has expanded its U.S. label division Fontana International through a partnership with U.K.-based international marketing & distribution unit Cooperative Music. Cooperative Music ...

  8. Pulse Links With Fontana

    April 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fontana, the independent distribution arm of Universal Music Group, signed an exclusive distribution deal with Pulse Recordings. Under the new agreement, Fontana will work closely with Pulse to help expand the label's reach and brand across r ...

  9. Fontana GM Steve Pritchitt Dies

    May 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Industry veteran Steve Pritchitt died Sunday (May 6) at his home in Los Angeles. Pritchitt had battled cancer much of the best year. His age was unknown at press time. Pritchitt was most recently the executive VP/GM of Fontana Distribution, the co ...

  10. Gullic Upped At Fontana

    November 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Exec promoted to senior VP role. Ken Gullic has been promoted to senior VP of sales and marketing for Fontana. Gullic reports to Steve Pritchitt, executive VP/GM of Fontana, and is based in Universal City, Calif. "Ken has truly played an inst ...

  11. Gullic Upped At Fontana

    November 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Promoted to senior sales and marketing VP. Ken Gullic has been promoted to senior VP of sales and marketing for Fontana. Gullic reports to Steve Pritchitt, executive VP/GM of Fontana, and is based in Universal City, Calif. "Ken has truly play ...

  12. Fontana Inks Deals With VH1, INgrooves

    November 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST Company expands with exclusive distribution pacts. Fontana has signed an exclusive distribution deal with digital media publisher and technology company INgrooves. Fontana will distribute the company's product in the U.S. and Canada, while IN ...

  13. Fontana, Ipecac Records Ink Deal

    August 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Label owned by artist Mike Patton and his manager. Fontana, the independent distribution arm of Universal Music Group, has signed an exclusive distribution deal with Ipecac Records, the label owned by artist Mike Patton (Faith No More, Bungle, Tom ...

  14. Fontana, Ipecac Records Ink Deal

    August 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Label owned by artist Mike Patton and his manager. Fontana, the independent distribution arm of Universal Music Group, has signed an exclusive distribution deal with Ipecac Records, the label owned by artist Mike Patton (Faith No More, Bungle, Tom ...

  15. Fontana Promotes Zierler To VP

    July 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Previously served as director of biz dev, finance. David Zierler was promoted to VP of business development and finance for Fontana, the independent distribution arm of Universal Music Group Distribution (UMGD). Zierler reports to Steve Pritchitt, ...

  16. Fierce Panda Canada Pacts With Fontana North

    June 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The deal includes releases by Hot Puppies, iLiKETRAiNS. Fierce Panda Canada, a newly-launched division of the London, UK indie label of the same same, has pacted today (June 13) with Toronto-based Fontana North for distribution in Canada. The deal ...

  17. New Light Lines Up First Deals

    April 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT To be distributed by Fontana. Music and video industry veteran Tom Sykes has revealed his first audio content for New Light Entertainment’s music division, New Light Music. Johnny Lee Schell, Teresa James, Texacali Horns, Mojo Monkeys, Brian Stewa ...

  18. Quango Music Group Pacts With Fontana

    April 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Agreement covers new releases, catalog material. Lifestyle/electronic label Quango Music Group has entered into an exclusive distribution deal with Univeral Music Group's independent distribution arm Fontana. Under the agreement, Fontana will ...

  19. Rendezvous Jumps To Fontana

    April 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Dave Koz-founded label had been with RED. Los Angeles-based Rendezvous Entertainment has switched to Fontana Distribution. Rendezvous, founded by smooth jazz artist Dave Koz, had been with the Sony BMG-owned RED Distribution for the past three yea ...

  20. MySpace.com Creates Own Label

    November 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Imprint to run through Interscope, Fontana. Imprint to run through Interscope, Fontana. News ...

  21. Little Dog Hops To Fontana

    August 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Label to issue solo debut for Curt Kirkwood. Los Angeles-based Little Dog Records has inked an exclusive U.S. distribution agreement with Fontana, the independent distribution arm of the Universal Music Group. Little Dog was founded in 1993 by mus ...

  22. Indie News From NARM

    August 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In indie news from NARM, revered label Jade Tree Records is switching its distribution to Chicago's Touch & Go from the Toldeo, Ohio-based Lumberjack Mordam Music Group and Fontana chief Steve Pri Revered indie rock label Jade Tree Re ...

  23. UMVD's Fontana Launches With 15 Labels

    March 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Video & Distribution on March 4 announced the launch of independent distribution division Fontana, which began soliciting retailers in mid-February. Its first batch of new releases LOS ANGELES -- Universal Music Video & ...

  24. UMVD's Fontana Launches With 15 Labels

    March 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST First releases hit stores next week. Universal Music Video & Distribution will today (March 4) officially announce the launch of independent distribution division Fontana, sources say. Fontana began soliciting retailers in mid-February, and it ...

  25. UMVD's Fontana Launches With 15 Labels

    March 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST First releases hit stores next week. Universal Music Video & Distribution will today (March 4) officially announce the launch of independent distribution division Fontana, sources say. Fontana began soliciting retailers in mid-February, and it ...

  26. Uni Strikes Deal With Rust Records

    December 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Cleveland indie to be distributed by Fontana. Cleveland indie to be distributed by Fontana. News ...

  27. Uni Strikes Deal With Rust Records

    December 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Cleveland-based indie Rust Records says it has entered into a distribution agreement with Universal's new indie distribution arm Fontana. The deal represents the first official announcement of a Fonta Cleveland-based indie Rust Records says i ...

  28. UMVD's Fontana Continues To Grow

    December 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Video &amp; Distribution has launched an <A HREF="http://www.fontanadistribution.com/" TARGET="new">official Web site</A> for its indie arm Fontana. UMVD has yet to formally announce t Universal ...

  29. Pritchitt Named Fontana GM

    September 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Navarre vet to build new company's staff. Steve Pritchitt, former senior VP/GM of Navarre Entertainment Media, has been hired as GM of Fontana Distribution, Universal Music Group's new independent firm, according to sources. Pritchitt wi ...

  30. Pritchitt Named Fontana GM

    September 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Steve Pritchitt, former senior VP/GM of Navarre Entertainment Media, has been hired as GM of Fontana Distribution, Universal Music Group's new independent firm, according to sources. Steve Pritchitt, former senior VP/GM of Navarre Entertainme ...